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Updated: 02/04/2014 07:22:30PM

Local author banking on history

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Local historian Vernon Peeples discusses a Punta Gorda historical photograph with local resident Helen Rivera at the Punta Gorda office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust.

By CAROL BRUYERE

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Fans and readers of Vernon Peeples’ historical publications dropped in at the Punta Gorda branch of Charlotte State Bank on Thursday to meet the well-known local author, and obtain a signed copy of his latest book “Punta Gorda: In the Beginning, 1865-1900.”

Peeples has called Punta Gorda home since 1933, so it’s no surprise he knows so much about our area and its history. His family lived on Marion Street and owned a grocery store back then. When he was 10, he started sitting on a bench on the street and talking to local people (some who were here when the town originated), and writing down their stories.

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